Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence at 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and 5 unidentified female guests in costumes, dancing, smoking and making fruit offerings to a costumed Eric Hamber. 1927. Item # MI-136 Topics: Costume, Dancing, Parties
Item is a documentary film documenting John Lawson Park in West Vancouver. The film contains footage of the proposed playscape model for the playground as well as footage of the completed playground with children playing on it. The film also documents an interview between two unidentified men at the playground. [between 1968 and 1973]. Item # MI-110 Topics: Children, Children's activities, Playgrounds, Parks, Architectural models
Item is a documentary film documenting various recreational activities and special events taking place in park playgrounds in Vancouver. The film contains footage of special events such as the 1967 Sandbox Project, the Annual Kids Fishing Derby, and the Soap-box Derby. The recreational activities documented include baseball, children's fishing, Ukrainian dancing, outdoor ballet dancing, boxing, bicycle riding, basketball, volleyball, outdoor gymnastics, children's games, and musical... Topics: Boxing, Cycling, Ballet, Children's activities, Competitions, Dancing, Hiking, Playgrounds, Tug of...
Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and five male companions bathing nude in a lake, game shooting with hunting rifle and spending time outside a log cabin. 1926. Item # MI-134 Topics: Automobiles, Lakes and ponds, Dogs, Men, Log cabins
1974. Item is an educational wildlife film narrated by Tommy Tompkins. In addition to wolves, the film features many wild animals in their natural habitats including beaver, weasels, grizzly bears, moose, deer, mountain sheep, ducks, geese, coyotes, elk, cougar and ptarmigan. Filmed by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Mike [Michael] Collier. Reference code: AM1553-5-S4-: MI-558 Topics: Snow, Animals, Wildlife, Rivers, Forests
1976. Film is a promotional film for the city of Vancouver. The film won several awards at film festivals including: Chris Plaque - Best Travel Film, at Columbus International Film Festival; a Special Jury Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival; the Canuck Award - 2nd Place Best Canadian Travel Film, Canadian Travel Association; a Bronze Award at the Film and Television Festival of New York; and a Certificate of Merit - Recreation at the Chicago International Film Festival.... Topics: Airports, Skiing, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Construction industry, Shipping, Fishing, Views,...
Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence on 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and a costumed Eric Hamber with 6 unidentified female guests wearing costumes and playacting a harem love scene. 1927. Item # MI-138 Topics: Costume, Parties
Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and three unidentified female companions riding horses in the stable yards (possibly at the Hamber ranch at Minnekhada in Coquitlam). The films shows footage primarily of chicken and ducks moving about the farm. 1935. Item # MI-147 Topics: Agricultural buildings, Barns, Stables, Farms, Houses, Chickens, Domestic animals, Birds, Horses,...
. Item is a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic air team, the Snowbirds. Narrated by Leslie Nielsen. The documentary begins by following the eight men trying out for the four spaces in the 1990 Snowbirds team, then discussing the history of avaition in Canada and the Canadian military, the majority of the film focuses on the training of the Snowbirds team and the outreach and shows they perform. Ending with the final show of the 20th anniversary season.... Topics: Airports, Airplanes, Air travel, Military training, Military, Military ceremonies, honors, and...
. Item is raw footage for the documentary "Everest - Climb for Hope." Includes an interview with Ernie [Erwin] Sniedzins about the origins of "The Climb for Hope," its beginnings in 1986, Rett Syndrome the disease and its effect on the Sniedzins family, ... »and he compares climbing Mount Everest to tackling the challenges of Rett Syndrome. There is also scenes of Sniedzins walking in the park with his daughter, Sarah, who suffers from Rett Syndrome. Reference code:...
Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children in the swimming pools and on the grounds of Earlscourt ranch at Lytton, B.C. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and children Isabell Louise, Trudean, Diana, Barbara, Victor Vance, and John Fife. [1928?]. Item # MI-37 Topics: Children, Swimming pools--outdoor
Item is an amateur film documenting a Vancouver Golden Jubilee Parade. Film documents floats including the Electrical Contractors, Tyees Grouse Mountain, the Japanese-Canadian Citizens' League, Seaport Crown Fish Co., Ltd., Grace Hospital, Hodgson Lumber Company, Fraser River Sockeye, the Vancouver Rowing Club, and a float reading "Good citizenship and British ideals built Vancouver". 26 Aug. 1936. Item # MI-74 Topics: Floats (Parades), Jubilee celebrations
Apr. 30, 1991. Film is raw footage of men climbing near Banff. It was shot for the documentary "Everest - Climb for hope." Starting cue sheets reads : jumpers. Reference code: AM1553-8-S6-: MI-319 Topics: Mountain climbing, Cliffs, Mountains--Canada
[197-]. Item is a home movie of the crowds at the Strawberry Mountain Rock Festival. Scenes from the stage, of the musicians, most footage is of the crowds enjoying themselves, some shots of tents and vehicles. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-576 Topics: Camping, Crowds, Bands, Music, Musicians, Musical instruments
Item is an amateur film documenting the Callister Exhibition Park Rodeo of 1944. The film contains footage of riders in events such as steer decorating, wild cow milking, bronk riding, steer riding, bareback riding and wild horse racing. Judge Henry Castillou is featured in the section titled "Ride 'Em Henry." The film also contains background footage of the park's roller coaster. 1944. Item # MI-191 Topic: Rodeos
1973. Item is raw camera footage shot for the never completed film which was tentatively titled "Neon Madman" or "Electric City." Includes night street scenes featuring neon lights on Granville Street and Georgia Street, including: Movieland Arcade, Sam's, the Orpheum, Vogue Theatre, Bowmac and more. Also includes scenes of traffic, and shop windows. Reference code: AM1553-1-S3-: MI-565 Topics: Traffic, Signs and signboards, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Lighting
. Film is original raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope." Camera: Collier/Gibson Sound: Noble/Morrow. Scenes of mountain views and glaciers, ice formations, camping scenes with pack animals [yaks] near the tents in the snow, and the yaks being fed hay, 'The Habitat: design shelter systems' being set up, a dog, one man bathing at the campsite, ice formations, lounging at the campsite, skiing, loaded pack animals, people unloading the burdens from the pack animals,... Topics: Snow, Domestic animals, Tents, Camping, Skiing, Flags, Hiking, Games, Glaciers
1992. Item is an informative video about airborne opertaions, thier uses, deployment and organization. Production management Pierre Gadbois Productions Inc; director Ken Steward; Location shooting Canadian Forces Photographic Unit, General Assembly; computer graphics Les Animation Drouin Inc.; post production General Assembly Post-Productions Services; land forces av [audio/visual] coordinators Major SD Werry, CD and WOG Weekes; technical advisors Major DJ Pentney, CD, Sergeant P Cane, and... Topics: Snow, Military, Airplanes, Military uniforms, Maps, Men, Arms and armament, Forests, Parachutes,...
Item is an amateur film documenting children swimming in the pool at the family ranch in Lytton, B.C., and Margaret Airth (Peggy) in a small pool with a young child. [1950?]. Item # MI-83 Topics: Children, Swimming
Oct. 19, 1993. Film contains raw footage for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-313 Topics: Forests, Hiking, Motorboats, Caves, Lakes and ponds, Waterfronts, Rivers, Rocks
Item is a documentary film documenting a Chilliwack Cartage Co. truck driving in Fraser Valley and arriving at Jersey Farms dairy plant at 2256 W. Broadway. Film documents the operations at the plant in considerable detail. [ca. 1940]. Item # MI-11 Topic: Dairy plants
Item is a newsreel documenting the visit of Governor-General his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough, PC, GCMG, and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough with Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber to the Britannia Mines. The film shows footage of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber arriving at Ballantyne Pier; meeting with the members of the Vancouver Harbour Commission (President S. McClay, Commissioner J. B. Thomas, and Commissioner R. D. Williams); greeting his excellency the Right... Topics: Piers, docks and wharves, Automobiles, Yachts, Crowds, Flags, Rocky Mountains, Coasts, Mining,...
1983. Silent film featuring time lapse footage of the roof of B.C. Place Stadium being inflated; includes views from both inside and outside the building. As well as view shots of the Vancouver skyline with the addition of B.C. Place Stadium and its prominent roof. Reference code: AM1553-8-S11-: MI-250 Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Stadiums, Sports facilities, Construction industry
Item is an amateur film documenting a group of people, including Peggy Spencer, vacationing in the United States. Film documents people boarding an airplane, women on a beach, children swimming, golf, and a boat named "Valerian II". Film also documents a football game and footage of an animal performance at Marineland of the Pacific. 1960. Item # MI-95 Topics: Children, Swimming, Family recreation
1974. Film is a short following the lumbering process from cutting the tree down to loading the ships with lumber. Reference code: AM1553-2-S3-: MI-269 Topics: Mountains--British Columbia, Logging, Lumbering
1983. Film is the release print of "Stadium" featuring construction of BC Place Stadium with time lapse of inflating roof. Also contains a panning shot of the city of Vancouver, and shots of construction in progress before the roof was ready to go up, workers working, an aerial view of the building without a roof, the crowd and dignitaries inside awaiting and watching the inflation of the roof. Musical soundtrack. Reference code: AM1553-8-S11-: MI-251 Topics: Aerial photographs, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Construction industry, Architecture--details,...
[197-]. Film contains footage copied for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Copies of archives footage are from the American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. 1905-H69962 An execution by hanging; and 1903-H33408 After the first snow. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-299 Topics: Sleighs and sleds, Snow
1995. Item is the textless elements used for language versioning. "Urban Safari Films Inc. Textless B.G." Very blurry from 00:14 to 01:16. Man dancing in front of a mural of Africa on a New York street. Reference code: AM1553-6-S2-: MI-497
1979. Film is a teaching aid and shows stories of people who made proper choices as well as those who made poor choices when preparing for cross-country skiing or snowmobiling in the wilderness. The drama of a successful rescue is also shown. "Winter survival" won the Gold Plaque - Best Public Health Film at the Chicago International Film Festival and a Silver Screen Award - Safety and Health at the U.S. Industrial Film Festival. Reference code: AM1553-2-S3-: MI-270 Topics: Skiing, Snow, Medical care, Tents
1970. Item is a home movie. Footage includes a sailboat filmed from the shore, a polar bear in Stanley Park, a monkey in a cage, Queen Elizabeth Park, ocean waves, a float plane, a winter scene, and scenes of downtown shot from a moving vehicle. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-571 Topics: Bears, Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.), Coasts, Sailboats, Boats and boating, Zoo animals, Zoos,...
An amateur film documenting diving and synchronized swimming events at the Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1954, in Vancouver. Item #MI-17 Topics: Vancouver, Empire and Commonwealth Games, swimming, diving, sports
Dec. 7, 1993. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Includes various takes of Donnelly Rhodes as the Storyteller, smoking a pipe in a log cabin setting next to a fireplace, telling tales of Slumach and his gold mine. Focuses on the curse and those that lost their lives looking for the gold. Includes a few takes of a summary of the whole legend. Camera, Gibson; director, Collier; and sound, Dave. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-486
Item is an amateur film documenting Isabell Louise Spencer's wedding to John Kenneth Newbury on 24 August 1938 at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church, 1022 Nelson Ave. in Vancouver. Film documents the bride and groom recessing and leaving the church. [24 Aug. 1938]. Item # MI-80 Topic: Weddings
1992. Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Original camera source tape 11. Paris CA. Footage includes the cameraman who parachutes with the team and wears cameras on his helmet to capture aerial action getting his gear ready for a jump, throwing Pierre (Pete) into the pool, Ray's ankle being taped up after a bad landing, Rob talking about his first jump, a sunset, Collier in a field, and the workings of... Topics: First aid in illness and injury, Military, Military uniforms, Photographic apparatus and supplies,...
Item is a documentary film documenting a horse-drawn Jersey Farms cart delivering milk in Shaughnessy, a Jersey Farms delivery truck delivering milk near Arbutus and Broadway, and the Jersey Farms site at 2256 W. Broadway. [ca. 1940]. Item # MI-10 Topics: Dairying, Dairy plants
Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer visiting an estate with a large group of children, possibly including Diana and Barbara Spencer. [1930?]. Item # MI-45 Topics: Children, Gardens--Household, Houses
1972. Item is a home movie. Includes footage of Michael Collier, women and small children [one of whom is Michael's son, Jason Collier], a cat, a prairie horizon and storm, a young black bear on the highway, a camp scene, [Jason Collier] and a woman near a river, the river, and more of [Jason]. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-574 Topics: Bears, Houses, Children, Cats, Highways, Women, Men, Rivers, Camping, Tents
Sept. 13, 1993. Film contains raw footage for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-310 Topics: Hiking, Mountains--British Columbia, Fires, Camping, Aerial photographs, Helicopters, Views
Item is a documentary film documenting a street demonstration in Vancouver in July 1981 protesting the screening of the sexually explicit feature film Caligula in a conventional movie house (not a pornographic establishment). The film includes footage of a crowd of several dozen adults and children carrying placards and picketing the Towne Cinema (919 Granville Street) where Caligula was being shown, a spokesperson for the organization United Citizens for Integrity explaining their reasons for... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Demonstrations, Theatres, Crowds, Streets
. Film was a wildlife/educational piece presented by B.C. Hydro and narrated by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. Film features footage of swelling rivers, many different flora as well as wild animals, and their young, in their natural habitats. Wildlife featured include: moose, deer, beaver, squirrels, muskrats, geese, groundhogs, loons, osprey, fish, black bears, owls, racoons, gyrfalcons, eagles, mountain goats, foxes, lynx, cougar kittens, marmots, and grizzly... Topics: Lakes, Forests, Rivers, Lakes and ponds, Mountains--British Columbia, Animals